NWU coach Karabo Masehela has promised that his team will perform in Thursday’s Varsity Football game against CUT to reward their loyal fans.
Masehela says the Purple Army, as the NWU supporters are affectionately known, has shown the team an incredible support during all their home games.
“Our fans have been behind the team all the way. We need to reward them with a convincing win in our last round robin home game against CUT this Thursday,” Masehela tells varsitysportssa.com.
The students at NWU and the communities around Mahikeng love their football and have always shown a tremendous support for the NWU team since the beginning of the Varsity Football in 2013.
Masehela says the supporters have been their pillar of strength in their past games.
“We have been working on our finishing tactics as we have previously missed on clear chances to score more goals,” he says.
For his part, Noble Boys captain Paseka Masehela believes the season is at a critical phase now.
“This round six will make or break a lot of teams, so what’s needed from all eight teams is a win … unfortunately it cannot happen that way and that’s what makes it more exciting. We are going hard into this game and we are gunning for nothing less than maximum points at home where we don’t have a loss,” the midfielder says.
Matsheka also feels that, though CUT are in seventh-place and NWU second, the fact that they are only separated by two points shows how tough Thursday’s clash will be.
“CUT are a very good team – they play a good brand of football just like us so they will not be a walk in the park
Coach Masehela has made a few changes to his line-up who beat UJ last week in Soweto, suggesting ‘attack’ might be the name of the game on Thursday…
NWU: 28. Luzuko Jevuka (GK),
22. Lesego Motsepe, 2. Tholinhlanhla Masuku, 3. Wandile Luvuno, 8. Kananelo
Motsoeneng, 7. Paseka Matsheka (capt), 5. Sibusiso Ndlovu, 6. Lindani Nkabinde,
23. Simphiwe Mlangeni, 9. Adam Fynn, 24. Mandisi Gadla.
Replacements: 27. Kagiso Ramadivhane (GK), 11. Kagiso Moshotetsi, 12. Bongani Taaibosch, 15. Goratileona Mashishi, 16. Israel Matshane, 21. Banele Hlophe, 25. Hope Moeng.
Kick-off for Thursday’s game is at 18:15 and will televised live on SuperSport 4, while tickets are available on the Varsity Sports App (for iOS and Android users) and here: https://varsitysportsa.plankton.mobi/
By Phenyo Mokgothu